Update on Hwy 96 Paving and Construction In Hoopa

Local residents have voiced concerns about the current road conditions on Highway 96 in Hoopa. Many sections of the highway currently have grooved pavement, and contain several drops (bumps)./Photo by Teresa Mitchell, Two Rivers Tribune.“We’ve listened to the concerns of local residents and have instructed the contractor to apply cold mix to some of the ramps in the project area in order to make transitions smoother for motorists. That was done Wednesday. The project at hand has included unanticipated challenges: The asphalt plant the contractor utilized for materials encountered delays in production which pushed the completion date beyond summer, and then inclement weather conditions have pushed the completion date back even further. We understand that conditions have not been ideal and as community members ourselves, we know how frustrating this can be. We will continue to fine-tune our collaborative efforts with our contractors. We look forward to continuing collaboration with the community and tribe to enhance safety and traveling comfort,” Myles Cochrane, Public Information Officer for Caltrans said. Read More →

Hoopa Man Inducted Into College of the Redwoods Hall of Fame

The 1976 College of the Redwoods football team won a Golden Valley Conference championship in undefeated style beating Butte College 17-10. Loren Norton was inducted into the CR Hall of Fame. Norton is #77 pictured at the very top right hand corner of the photo.On September 24, College of the Redwoods held a ceremony to induct their 1976 football team into the CR Hall of Fame. It just so happens that Hoopa tribal member Loren Norton was a freshman at CR in 1976 and was a starting offensive tackle strong side. The 1976 CR football team won a Golden Valley Conference (GVC) championship in undefeated style beating Butte College 17-10 in the final GVC game of the season to take the crown. Their regular season record was a flawless 10-0. This year’s CR Hall of Fame class is only the fourth football team ever inducted into the CR Athletics Hall of Fame. Read More →

For Native Students, Education’s Promise Has Long Been Broken

I read an article in the July 26, 2016 online edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education titled “For Native Students, Education’s Promise Has Long Been Broken” by Kelly Field that I thought was particularly interesting and salient to College of the Redwoods. The author discussed the incredible challenges—poverty, joblessness, addiction, and abuse—Native peoples confront in Blackfeet reservation community in Browning, Montana and the anxiety young people face when they leave the reservation for college. I came away from reading the article with a profound appreciation for what our Klamath Trinity Instructional Site (KTIS) colleagues have accomplished in creating an extraordinary student success environment that supports our Native students’ academic achievement in Hoopa. Read More →

Growing Strong

Warrior Institute Founder and Executive Director, Joe Marshall rafts Smoker’s Falls with his daughter Kinehsche’, 9. Over the course of several years the Warrior Institute has implemented an elite river rafting guide school program, a collaborative effort with Redwoods and Rivers out of Del Loma./Photo courtesy of the Warrior Institute.Warrior Institute Challenges Youth to be their Best Selves and Reconnect to the River By Allie Hostler, Two Rivers Tribune Contributing Writer Published July 19, 2016 in Volume 22, Issue 29 Editor's Note: This is part two of a two part series. Click here to read Part I. A man, or woman, can be physically […] Read More →

Humboldt County Sheriff Swears In Hoopa Tribal Police Officers

From left to right: Humboldt County Sheriff, Mike Downey; Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Officers Angel Yanez, Blake Hostler and Karl Norton; and Hoopa Valley Tribal Chairman, Ryan Jackson./Photo by Keterah Lipscomb, Two Rivers TribuneOn July 7, Blake Hostler and Angel Yanez were sworn in as police officers by Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey. Chairman Ryan Jackson of the Hoopa Valley Tribe attended as well as Interim Chief of Police Karl Norton. Read More →

Warrior Institute Nurtures Healthy Minds, Bodies and Spirits

The Warrior Institute launched another farming project this season after a handshake with property owner, Byron Nelson opened about five acres of prime farm land to opportunity. The farm features a creatively designed herb garden, about 100 different crops ranging from tomatoes to kale, salvaged wood from the lumber mill and several eye-catching scarecrows visible from Highway 96 near Hostler Field./Photo by Allie Hostler, TRT contributor.With the help of his family and team, the visionary and leader of the Warrior Institute, Joseph Marshall, is nurturing his dream to awaken a new generation of youth leaders one step at a time. Each year since its launch in 2011, the Warrior Institute expands its various programs to empower people to cultivate healthy minds, bodies and spirits. Read More →

Hoopa Valley Tribe Acts To Protect Public Health and Safety

Last week, C&K Markets was informed by the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services of their concern about a rodent problem at the store and surrounding area. They have since accelerated pest control efforts already in place for a more aggressive solution with a professional pest control company. In addition to the rodent problem, a leaky roof was allowing water to drip down onto fresh produce. A drainage problem was found in the meat department. Polystyrene trays in the meat department were also found to be chewed by rodents./Photo by Keterah Lipscomb, Two Rivers TribuneThe Hoopa Valley Tribe was notified of an extensive rodent infestation in a building it leases to Ray’s Food Place grocery store, which is owned by C & K Market, Inc., on June 10, 2016. In response, Tribal Chairman Ryan Jackson issued a statement to the Hoopa Valley community on Facebook on June 11, 2016, calling the conditions identified in a report by the Indian Health Service, “wholly unacceptable.” Read More →

Hoopa High School and Hoopa Elementary No Longer On Lock Down

Authorities determined the firearm brought to school was a BB gun./Photo by Teresa Mitchell, Two Rivers Tribune.Hoopa High and Hoopa Elementary school were on lock down today May 26, following a report of a firearm on campus. Read More →